WE SUPPORT AND EDUCATE WRITERS OF ALL KINDS.
Workshops at the Porch are rigorous yet welcoming, encouraging creative expression while sharpening your understanding of craft. Led by instructors with extensive teaching experience, each class focuses on a particular genre, approach, or use of writing, and allows participants to learn from one another in a supportive, friendly atmosphere.
In our intermediate to advanced workshops and one-day seminars we aim for thorough discussion, feedback, and pedagogy on par with courses offered through degree-earning programs. These Porch workshops are a great choice if you're thinking about applying for an MFA or looking to keep up your writing practice and skills after college or graduate school. But if you're new to writing or just looking for some inspiring practice and play with words on the page, we've got the perfect workshop for you, too.
We'll be adding additional classes as we grow. If there's something you're interested in that's not listed here, please let us know! We also offer personal coaching to help you reach your writing goals; contact usto get that conversation started.
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Fall 2017 Classes
Prose, etc. • Poetry • Youth
Samuel Taylor Coleridge once said that “prose = words in their best order; poetry = the best words in the best order.” In this two-hour class, we’ll explore what prose writers in all genres can learn from the economy, intensity, subtlety, and precision of poetry. We’ll look at the importance of rhythm in crafting elegant, readable prose, and there’ll be some in-class exercises designed to sharpen your eye and ear for effective sentences. We’ll also discuss how the hypnotic power of poetry can help any writer tap into creative material.